View Full Version : iPod Mini Formatted Capacity?

Aug 31, 2004, 08:06 PM
What is the mini's actual storage? I know it's not 4 Gb, just as the 40 Gb are actually 37.23 Gb (or something like that).

Aug 31, 2004, 08:11 PM
40 Gb are actually 37.23 Gb

if you are correct in the first place:


;) :D

Aug 31, 2004, 08:20 PM

See here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=777077#post777077) as well.

Aug 31, 2004, 08:24 PM
jsw, I don't think there is any url called http://here/ ;)

Aug 31, 2004, 08:28 PM
jsw, I don't think there is any url called http://here/ ;)

Well, maybe not for you... so I fixed it. I saw it all at http://here, but, if you can't access it, the new link might work better. ;)

Aug 31, 2004, 09:09 PM
4GB iPod mini = 3.72529GB

edit: Here is an old post of mine containing the true capacities of the regular sized iPods:

Just like any other hard drive, the hard drives in the iPod are rated so that 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. The problem is that this is not actually true, so the actual number of GB you get is smaller. Here are some estimated true iPod capacities:

5GB iPod: 4.6566GB
10GB iPod: 9.3132GB
15GB iPod: 13.9698GB
20GB iPod: 18.6265GB
30GB iPod: 27.9397GB
40GB iPod: 37.2529GB

Note that the amount of space you get has nothing to do with what generation iPod you have. It is entirely dependent on the rated size of the hard drive. So a 3G 40GB iPod is going to have the same capacity as a 4G 40GB iPod.

Aug 31, 2004, 09:43 PM
Was it just me or did Phil in the keynote say that the iPods were 5gb. Was that just rounding, an accident, or what?